June 2018

My Private Thoughts
Jun 14

My Private Thoughts

Posted by Louie Simmons

Private Thoughts  From 1966 when I lifted in my first power meet in Dayton, Ohio, until today, powerlifting has absorbed my life.  At that first meet I was lifting along side four IPF future world champs: Larry Pacifico, Vince Auella, George Crawford, and Milt McKenzie.  That experience changed my life forever, for good or bad. Since then I have authored eight books and numerous strength articles and I have acquired 12 United States patents. I am not stopping any time soon. Lifting is Repeating Itself       I made Top 10 for 34 years—with gear and without gear—in all four categories....

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A New Thought for an Old School
Jun 06

A New Thought for an Old School

Posted by Tom Barry

A New Thought for an Old School Optimal Physical Capacities Over the past five years a rapid shift of our focus occurred from mainstream procedures, which dictated how professional athlete development is implemented.  It is fair to say our outlook was never mainstream from the beginning, but we knew there were huge flaws in what was considered the “norm” for athletic assessment and training. The trajectory of pro sports injury rates and costs prove this belief as they are high, very high and continue to trend in the wrong direction. In 2017 the NFL had 551 on injury reserve costing...

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